Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Research article
28 Sep 2020
Research article |  | 28 Sep 2020

Reconstructing extreme climatic and geochemical conditions during the largest natural mangrove dieback on record

James Z. Sippo, Isaac R. Santos, Christian J. Sanders, Patricia Gadd, Quan Hua, Catherine E. Lovelock, Nadia S. Santini, Scott G. Johnston, Yota Harada, Gloria Reithmeir, and Damien T. Maher


Total article views: 2,526 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
1,602 861 63 2,526 65 59
  • HTML: 1,602
  • PDF: 861
  • XML: 63
  • Total: 2,526
  • BibTeX: 65
  • EndNote: 59
Views and downloads (calculated since 16 Jan 2020)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 16 Jan 2020)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 2,526 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 2,238 with geography defined and 288 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1


Latest update: 28 May 2024
Short summary
In 2015–2016, a massive mangrove dieback event occurred along ~1000 km of coastline in Australia. Multiple lines of evidence from climate data, wood and sediment samples suggest low water availability within the dead mangrove forest. Wood and sediments also reveal a large increase in iron concentrations in mangrove sediments during the dieback. This study supports the hypothesis that the forest dieback was associated with low water availability driven by a climate-change-related ENSO event.
Final-revised paper